JoAnne Coutlee – Kindergarten teacher

  • St. Michael School teacher: 18 years
  • Previously: Physical Education teacher, Taught grades 3 & 5
  • Colleges attended: Springfield College – BS in Community Leadership and Development; Montana – BS in Education Pre-K, grade 6, and in PE Pre – K – HS; Keuka College – MA Childhood Education.

I traveled with my husband all over the world as he was in the Air force. I lived overseas in Turkey and Italy for two years at each place. I have two grown children and a wonderful husband named Jeff. We own a family business – Coutlee & Sons Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. I teach Zumba Fitness three times weekly and am passionate about singing. I belong to the Seneca Soundwaves Chorus.

Kindergarten News

Saint Michael School
Classroom Times
Kindergarten News
Sunday, May 14, 2017
JoAnne Coutlee

New News:

Wed. May 24th is Carter’s birthday!

Since we don’t have school on Friday May 26th our next reader will not be scheduled until June 2nd. Lucas will be our reader on June 2nd.

The new sight words for this week – look, me, could, make, no
We are nearing the end of the sight words for this year. There could possibly be one or two more. Please continue to go over these words on a regular basis.

We completed our units on plants and poetry.

We continue weekly practice with the Chrome book computers. Last week the children copied a cinquain poem about fish.

This Wed. 5/24 is the spring concert and art show. The concert begins at 6: 30 in church. Please have your child in church a few minutes early so we can start on time.

The letters Y and Z will be introduced this week.

We will attend mass on Thursday at 11:00. All are welcome to join us.

There is no school from Friday 5/26- Monday 5/29. Happy Memorial Day.

Mrs. Mattison and I will be coordinating the talent show this year. The show will be held on June 20th. The form to let us know what the acts are is due by Thurs May 25th. So far Ryan and Piper are signed up from our class to tell jokes. The try outs will be on Friday June 2nd. We just want to make sure the children really have an act and encourage them in their efforts.

Looking forward to graduation – As part of the graduation ceremony we will be putting on a production entitled Kindergarten A-Z. We will begin rehearsing for this after Memorial Day break. I may send home your child’s parts to practice with them at home. Thanks

Helpers this Week:
On Monday 5/22 from 9-12 Mrs. Sue Stork
On Tuesday 5/23 from 9-11:30 Mrs. Tette and 1-3 Mrs. Saner
On Wed. 5/24 from 9-12 Mrs. Webber
On Thursday – no helper (Mrs. Hopkins since there is no school on Friday of this week, would you like to come on Thursday instead?)